Posted January 31, 2002

Recall Update for Certain Metabolife Bars - Excessive Vitamin A

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following Class I recall information in its January 30, 2002 Enforcement Report. A Class I recall is a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death:

PRODUCT Metabolife Diet & Energy bar with special Nutrition Formula, Contians Inulin, Green Tea Extract. Including flavors: 1) Lemony Lemon, Yogurt Coated. Recall #F-144-2; 2) Downright Chocolate, Chocolate Flavor Coated. Recall # F-145-2 3) Perfectly Peanut, Chocolate Flavor Coated. Recall # F-146-2; 4) Outrageous Oatmeal Raisin, Yogurt Coated. Recall # F-147-2. All bars are Net Weight 2 Oz. (56.8 g)

CODE Best buy dates 2/16/02 and earlier.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Recalling Firm: Metabolife International, San Diego, CA, on May 9, 2001 via press release followed by faxed letters and emails. Manufacturer: MLO Products Fairfield, CA. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON The products contained excessive amounts of Vitamin A.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 4,917,216 bars.

DISTRIBUTION Nationwide